About 1,350 skins were submitted to the workshop this week. We're still seeing tons of masks and breastplates, where we must admit the greatest creative possibilities lie, but also the greatest competition.
There were three new skin meshes released last week, the eoka, the double barrel shotgun, and the satchel charge. We saw lots of eokas and satchel charges, but not so many double barrel shotguns. Probably because people don't tend to use them that much. Nevertheless, it seems to us there's not as much competition in that space, so you might want to look at making a double barrel shotgun skin. Just a thought.
An unfashionable, yet well made leather jacket. While we wouldn't be caught dead wearing this thing in real life, YOU could be caught dead in it as often as you wish if you buy the skin. Nice work on the zippers in front, the wrinkling and ribbing of the material on the arms, and good seams and lines in the back, too.
Straight outta Gladiator. Normally we would not approve of such a clean, well made item for this game, but it's all natural materials, so we suppose it would be possible, if a bit of a stretch. Beautiful work by Vitalik on the the studs, seams, stitching, and carved designs.
Steve Dredd, he of the blue tarp skirt and salvaged barrel sheet metal door skins, offers a fine metal mask this week which we pick above all others, and there were a LOT to choose from. It is pitted, rusty, and blood spattered. The design is perfect Modern Savage, and it even has a tiny Rust logo in the center. Love it!
The execution of this skin is not fully up to par, but we wanted to highlight this clever idea in hopes of encouraging others to follow. If this were our skin, we'd focus on making the exterior material look more like paper, and maybe slap a fake watermark on the side, to make it look like it came from a grocery or liquor store. The sticky note is a nice touch.
Everything about this eoka pistol screams shoddy and makeshift, except the skill it took Estavos to make the skin. We like the electrical tape wrapping, the blackened wood, and the hopelessly rusty firing mechanism. Seriously, you're gonna trust your life to this thing?
Number one on the charts for some time now, the Improvised Wakizashi is a gorgeous longsword skin with all the trimmings. Cloth wrapped pommel thick blade and unfinished handle attest to the improvised nature of the weapon, yet the artist somehow makes the whole thing seem elegant. Excellent work by TheMarex86.